Hebden Bridge – Trades Club – TREMBLING BELLS + CHRIS WADE – Sunday 26th July 2015

trembling bells WEBSuch a pleasure to say we are working with the quintessential English psychedelic folk group of our times, Trembling Bells. Masters of songwriting, they have collaborated on albums and tours with both Bonnie Prince Billy and Mike Heron (co-founder of the Incredible String Band). Since their last gig in Hebden Bridge they have expanded into a five piece with the addition of second guitarist Alasdair C Mitchell.

Support comes from acclaimed Leeds based songwriter Chris Wade, best known for his Dodson & Fogg project. His list of collaborators includes Judy Dyble of Fairport Convention, Celia Humphris of Trees, Rik Mayall, Nik Turner of Hawkwind and Alison from Mellow Candle. He’s had acclaim from the likes of Terrascope and Shindig but chances to see him live have been next to none until now.

Tickets on sale from the venue and also on their website

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Hebden Bridge – Inkfolk – tbc – Sunday 9th August 2015

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Todmorden – Unitarian Church/Golden Lion – TOR IST DAS? FESTIVAL – Friday 14th to Sunday 16th August 2015

Tor Ist Das 400Was Ist Das? will be moving to Phoenix Arizona this Winter so as the start of our farewell, we are doing a festival in collaboration with out dear Todmorden friends Tor Bookings. We have some major headliners, with Saturday night being topped by a trio of Andrew Liles (Nurse With Wound), Maniac (Mayhem) and Carl Stokes (Cancer) and then on Sunday we have both Newcastle’s man of the moment, alt folkie Richard Dawson and Leeds noise rock institution Ashtray Navigations.

Also playing are dark chanteuse Chicaloyoh, instrument builder Sam McLoughlin (aka Samandtheplants/N.Racker), Bird People (full band set, folk drones), Lutine, Laura Cannell, Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura (Manchester noise rock orchestra), Girl Sweat (stockton’s one man collision between Jon Spencer & Cabaret Voltaite), Daniel Voight (analogue experiments in sound), Terrine (Claire from Headwar’s solo no wave assault), Flamingo Creatures (wild improv insanity), Ambrosia(@) and Isnaj Dui (Katie from The Owl Service & The Sly And Unseen).

For more details go to http://wasistdas.co.uk/toristdas/
To buy tickets go to http://wasistdas.co.uk/toristdas/tickets/

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Hebden Bridge – ??? – RAUCHWOLKEN IM HIMMEL AUF WIEDERSEN – Saturday 4th July 2015

himmelwiedersenWEB This is our final session in that special location that we don’t name on here. Previous themes have included krautrock and cassettes. This time I’ll be doing a DJ set revolving entirely around the Radiophonic Workshop but as it is our final rural takeover we’ll have some very special guests including live music and other DJs and lights. Might tell you what, might not. We’ll be starting around 8pm and ending as late as possible.

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Hebden Bridge – Nutclough Tavern – SUZUKI JUNZO + TEPEU Y Q’UQ’UMATZ + SOPHIE COOPER – Thursday 25th June 2015

junzo 4 webJapan’s cosmic bluesman returns to Hebden Bridge for another of his mind-blowing live shows that cover everything from half-whispered laments right up to all consuming walls of guitar noise. Its a special night as he will be launching his new album “If I Die Before I Wake” which is coming out on Was Ist Das? and Plunk’s Plan Recordings.

Tepeu Y Q’uq’umatz is the new solo project from Murray Royston-Ward of the Failed NASA Experiment. Expect contact mic explorations.

Sophie Cooper is an acclaimed local singer-songwriter with deep, experimental tendencies infusing her love of the song.

Last train friendly, pay what you can and bring your own booze.

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Todmorden – Golden Lion – ETERNAL TAPESTRY + WOVEN SKULL + SOPHIE COOPER – Thursday 11th June 2015

Eternal Tapestry WEBWhite Rabbit have kindly asked myself and Red Tin Dave to DJ for this super fine Thursday night gig at Todmordens reborn and rejuvenated White Lion pub. COming all the way from Portland, Eternal Tapestry create psychedelic improvisations and have had releases out on Thrill Jockey, Not Not Fun Records and Three Lobed.

Woven Skull are an Irish trio whose hypnotic drone improvisations bend the mind. Sophie Cooper is local songwriter and dreamweaver.

Upstairs function room with own bar and an outside roof top terrace.

Bands will be finished by 11pm (DJ’s will continue) for people travelling from outside of Todmorden with train and bus links 5 minutes walk from the venue. Tickets – £5 advance, £6 on the door. Limited tickets and capacity of 65.
Ticket link – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/316675

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Cragg Vale – Robin Hood – KK NULL & KAWABATA MAKOTO + JAKE BLANCHARD – Sunday 7th June 2015

kknullmakotoWEBIts time for our final Cragg Vale gig at the very special location behind the Robin Hood.

Two legends of the Japanese musical underground join forces and light up an intimate space at 1000 feet above sea level in the beautiful village of Cragg Vale, up above Hebden Bridge. KK Null made his name leading the band Zeni Geva (most of their albums were produced with Steve Albini and released on Alternative Tentacles) and went on to collaborate with John Zorn, Boredoms, Jim O’Rourke, Keiji Haino, Earth, Fred Frith and many more. Kawabata Makoto should need no introduction to our regular gig goers as leader of Acid Mothers Temple. He’s also played Hebden Bridge with his noise rock band Mainliner and played solo last year.

Their debut album “Psychetronic!” has just come out on Noisoke! and captures a live show with Null on laptop and vocals with Makoto on guitar. Here’s a taste:

Support comes from local drone-weaver Jake Blanchard

It will be £10 on the door if any tickets are left. Advance tickets are £8 from our shop

PLEASE NOTE: there are two pubs called the Robin Hood in the Hebden Bridge area. If you google Robin Hood Hebden Bridge, it brings up the other one which is right on the other side of the parish boundary in Pecket Well. Don’t go there or you will miss the gig.

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